2023 – 2024 Season

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YOU’RE INVITED!

80 years ago, this City got its center. As Manhattan’s first performing arts hub, we opened our doors to offer audiences world-class art at prices they could afford.

30 years ago, the first Encores! productions welcomed musical theater fans to a new kind of performance series, breathing brilliant life into a quintessentially American art form.

20 years ago, the Fall for Dance Festival made a bold promise to New York: international and local dance works in every style, all for the price of a movie ticket.

This year, you’re invited to a celebration.

Tickets start at $45 (fees included) for every single show ($28 for younger audiences through our Access Club).

Ballet Hispánico

Apr 25 – 28, 2024

Highlights include the restaging of Mad’moiselle, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s homage to Latina women; and Buscando a Juan, the most recent work by Eduardo Vilaro, and a fun-filled, interactive En Familia Matinee.

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Message In A Bottle

Apr 30 – May 12, 2024

Featuring 27 of Sting’s most beloved songs, this thrillingly executed new dance-theater sensation by Kate Prince and ZooNation tells an uplifting tale of humanity and hope through world-class contemporary and street dance.

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Dance Against Cancer

May 20, 2024

Dance Against Cancer will bring the global arts community together to fight cancer with this one-night-only annual performance to benefit the American Cancer Society. Past shows have included performances by the dance world’s brightest stars from New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispánico, Martha Graham Dance Company, Jacob Jonas The Company, stars of the Broadway community and more.

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Titanic

Encores! Titanic

Jun 11 – 23, 2024

An all-star cast sets sail in Titanic, including Chuck Cooper, Eddie Cooper, Andrew Durand, Drew Gehling, Ramin Karimloo, Judy Kuhn, Bonnie Milligan, Conrad Ricamora, Brandon Uranowitz, and Chip Zien. Directed by Anne Kaufman (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window), this nearly sung-through show from creators Maury Yeston (Grand Hotel) and Peter Stone (1776) paints a heartrending portrait of the individuals whose dreams of America were dashed in the Atlantic.  

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Casting

Casting and programming subject to change.

Past Events

20th Fall for Dance Festival

Sep 27 – Oct 8, 2023
All tickets $20
On sale Sun, Sep 10 at 11am

The festival celebrates 20 years with international artists from seven different countries, including Paris Opera Ballet stars Hugo Marchand and Germain Louvet; India’s renowned Odissi dancer Bijayini Satpathy; the return of beloved Brazilian troupe Grupo Corpo; and two World Premiere City Center Commissions from artists Ephrat Asherie, Michelle Dorrance, and Adesola Osakalumi

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New York City Center and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels present

Lyon Opera Ballet

Oct 19 – 21, 2023

Lucinda Childs’s 1979 masterpiece Dance, a renowned collaboration with Philip Glass and Sol LeWitt, is restaged for the peerless dancers of the Lyon Opera Ballet. This exclusive US engagement is presented as part of the Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival.

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Annual Gala Presentation

Pal Joey

Nov 1 – 5, 2023

In this brand-new adaptation, directed by Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover, Joey Evans—Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud)—is a Black jazz singer in the 1940s struggling to make it big his way, with his sound, on Chicago’s vibrant nightclub circuit, alongside Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls) as Lucille and Aisha Jackson (Once Upon a One More Time) as Linda. This Rodgers and Hart classic incorporates additional numbers from the duo’s songbook, for a total of over 18 beloved tunes.

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Artists at the Center

Pam Tanowitz | Song of Songs

Nov 9 – 11, 2023

Direct from its five-star UK run, the New York City premiere of Song of Songs fuses Pam Tanowitz’s “transparently beautiful” (Independent) choreography with Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang’s “gorgeously clear” (The New York Times) choral settings of the Biblical love poem, performed live by six musicians.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Nov 29 – Dec 31, 2023

For 65 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has showcased the work of diverse choreographers, amplifying a myriad of voices alongside Mr. Ailey’s own. During this milestone anniversary season, City Center’s Resident Dance Company expands on that tradition, presenting a variety of world premieres and new productions to be announced, including Ronald K. Brown’s Dancing Spirit (2009).  Other highlights include a new Ailey Classics program spanning the breadth of Mr. Ailey’s rich catalog, and performances of his must-see American masterpiece Revelations (with live music on some programs). In a return to pre-pandemic tradition, the magic of Ailey will shine for a full five weeks, giving audiences the opportunity to once again celebrate the holidays with Ailey.

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Once Upon a Mattress

Encores! Once Upon a Mattress

Jan 24 – FEB 4, 2024

Starring musical theater legend Sutton Foster (The Music Man) as Princess Winifred and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) as Prince Dauntless, Once Upon a Mattress is the uproarious retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Princess and the Pea.” Led by Tony-nominated Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet (Into the Woods, Lionel Bart’s Oliver!) and with a new concert adaptation by Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), this musical fairytale promises both classic charms and new delights.

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Jelly's Last Jam

Encores! Jelly's Last Jam

Feb 21 – MAR 3, 2024

Take your seat at the legendary Jungle Inn nightclub for an electrifying musical telling the story of jazz through its self-proclaimed inventor: Jelly Roll Morton. Directed by Robert O’Hara (X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X) and written by Tony-winner George C. Wolfe (Rustin, Shuffle Along), Jelly’s Last Jam is set to Morton’s iconic music. The cast features Nicholas Christopher (Sweeney Todd), Joaquina Kalukango  (Paradise Square), Billy Porter (Pose), Leslie Uggams (American Fiction), and more!

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Flamenco Festival 2024

Mar 8 – 17, 2024
The National Ballet of Spain
Olga Pericet
Gala Flamenca

A two-week extravaganza of music, dance, and unforgettable performances, this year’s festival features the National Ballet of Spain, Premio Nacional de Danza winner Olga Pericet, and Gala Flamenca, featuring Manuel Liñán, Alfonso Losa, El Yiyo, Paula Comitre, and Sandra Carrasco.

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Studio 5

In Person and On Demand

This popular Monday evening series of conversations and performance excerpts offers audiences the unique opportunity to get closer to today’s great dance artists. Most evenings feature previews of our mainstage dance programming and are moderated by leading scholars and writers in the dance world. We’re also proud to offer select Studio 5 evenings as live-streamed online events, and as on-demand video content. Check back at NYCityCenter.org/Studio5 as more programming is confirmed. 

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Nederlands Dans Theater

Apr 3 — 6, 2024

World famous for their theatricality, stunning technique, and unparalleled expression, Nederlands Dans Theater returns to City Center with a series of works from legendary choreographer William Forsythe, former NDT dancers Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal, and renowned choreographic team Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem

Apr 11 – 14, 2024

Returning to City Center after last year’s successful spring season to celebrate its inaugural year under Artistic Director Robert Garland, Dance Theatre of Harlem once again presents a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics as well as new works.

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Martha Graham Dance Company

Apr 17 – 20, 2024

In a season entitled American Legacies, the Company explores Martha Graham’s relation to Americana and Modernism through classic works like The Rite of Spring and Appalachian Spring alongside Agnes DeMille’s 1942 classic Rodeo, and a new work by Jamar Roberts with a commissioned score by Grammy-winning composer Rhiannon Giddens.

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Sponsors

Sponsors

Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR PAM TANOWITZ | ARTISTS AT THE CENTER, NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMING IS PROVIDED BY
The Lynne and Richard Pasculano Fund for Programming and Education

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY

Ford Foundation
 Howard Gilman Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS ACCESS FUND IS PROVIDED BY
JL Greene Arts Access Fund
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
William and Dewey Edelman Charitable Trust

FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL LEAD SPONSOR &
STREAMING SUPPORT FOR STUDIO 5
Bloomberg Philanthropies

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
Jody and John Arnhold

FALL FOR DANCE PRESENTING PARTNERS
Perry and Marty Granoff
Caroline Howard Hyman
Denise R. Sobel
Barbara and David Zalaznick

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
The Shubert Foundation
Joyce F. Menschel
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation

SUPPORTERS
Con Edison
The Jerome Robbins Foundation

SUPPORT FOR NEW DANCE WORKS AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
Arlene Shuler Artistic Innovation Fund

SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS AT THE CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
Arlene Shuler Artistic Innovation Fund

NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER IS PRESENTED WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR THE ANNUAL GALA PRESENTATION OF PAL JOEY AND THE ENCORES! 2024 SEASON IS PROVIDED BY
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater

ENCORES! SEASON SPONSORS
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust 

SUPPORT FOR THE ANN REINKING ENCORES! CHOREOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP IS PROVIDED BY
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Peter Talbert in honor of Ann Reinking

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR ONCE UPON A MATTRESS IS PROVIDED BY
Eleanor and Howard Morgan

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ENCORES! IS PROVIDED BY
Luigi Caiola
Margo and John Ernst
The Kaplen Brothers Fund
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Daryl and Steven Roth
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation
The Ted Snowdon Foundation
Marta Heflin Foundation

New York City Center is a city-owned facility and is supported, in part, by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

New York City Center’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

New York State Council on the Art
NYC Cultural Affairs